The 2020 Olympic men’s football tournament gets underway on 22 July in Tokyo and select other host cities in Japan. 16 countries are competing for gold, silver and bronze medals, with Spain, Germany, France and reigning champions Brazil among the favourites to finish top of the podium.
Men’s football at the Olympic Games is usually restricted to an Under-23 tournament with the exception of up to three ‘over-age’ players in each squad.
That means a minimum of 15 players in every 18-man squad must be born on or since 1 January 23 years before the Olympics are due to take place.
When these Games were originally scheduled, the cut-off for players was 1 January 1997. However, in the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in postponement from 2020 to 2021, it has been decided that the cut-off will remain the same.
Therefore, as a one-off, this summer’s men’s Olympic football tournament is technically an Under-24 competition as many players who were eligible last summer but would ordinarily now be too old would have been penalised through no fault of their own and missed this rare opportunity.
Here’s every confirmed squad at the Olympics this summer…
*denotes over-age player born before 1 January 1997
Goalkeepers: Paul Bernardoni (Angers), Gautier Larsonneur (Brest)
Defenders: Benoit Badiashile (Monaco), Anthony Caci (Starsbourg), Pierre Kalulu (AC Milan), Clement Michelin (Lens), William Saliba (Arsenal), Malang Sarr (Chelsea)
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), Maxence Caqueret (Lyon), Jonathan Ikone (Lille), Teji Savanier* (Montpellier), Florian Thauvin* (Tigres), Lucas Tousart (Hertha)
Forwards: Andre-Pierre Gignac* (Tigres), Amine Gouiri (Nice), Randal Kolo Muani (Nantes) Amaud Nordin (Saint-Etienne)
Reserves: Maxence Prevot (GK, Sochaux)
Goalkeepers: Keisuke Osako (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Kosei Tani (Shonan Bellmare)
Defenders: Hiroki Sakai* (Urawa Red Diamonds), Yuta Nakayama (PEC Zwolle), Ko Itakura (Groningen), Maya Yoshida* (Sampdoria), Reo Hatate (Kawasaki Frontale), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna), Daiki Hashioka (Sint-Truiden)
Midfielders: Wataru Endo* (Stuttgart), Takefusa Kubo (Getafe), Koji Miyoshi (Royal Antwerp), Ritsu Doan (PSV Eindhoven), Kaoru Mitoma (Kawasaki Frontale), Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus), Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Forwards: Daizen Maeda (Yokohama F Marinos), Ayase Ueda (Kashima Antlers)
Reserves: Daichi Hayashi (FW, Sagan Tosu), Koki Machida (DF, Kashima Antlers), Ayumu Seko (DF, Cerezo Osaka), Zion Suzuki (GK, Urawa Red Diamonds)
Goalkeepers: Sebastian Jurado (Cruz Azul), Luis Malagon (Necaxa), Guillermo Ochoa* (America)
Defenders: Erick Aguirre (Pachuca), Alberto Angulo (Atlas), Gerardo Arteaga (Genk), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Jorge Sanchez (America), Johan Vasquez (Pumas)
Midfielders: Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Ricardo Angulo (Guadalajara), Uriel Antuna (Guadalajara), Fernando Beltran (Guadalajara), Sebastian Cordova (America), Jose Joaquin Esquivel (Juarez), Diego Lainez (Real Betis), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Luis Romo* (Cruz Azul)
Forwards: Eduardo Aguirre (Santos Laguna), Henry Martin* (America), Jose Juan Macias (Guadalajara), Alexis Vega (Guadalajara)
South Africa are yet to name a squad.
Honduras are yet to name a squad.
Goalkeepers: Michael Would (Almere City), Jamie Searle (Swansea)
Defenders: Michael Boxall* (Minnesota Utd), Liberato Cacace (Sint-Truiden), Callan Elliot (Xanthi), Dane Ingham (Perth Glory), Nando Pijnaker (Rio Ave), Winston Reid* (Brentford), George Stanger (Hamilton)
Midfielders: Joe Bell (Viking), Clayton Lewis (Wellington Phoenix), Marko Stamenic (Copenhagen), Gianni Stensness (Central Coast Mariners)
Forwards: Joe Champness (Newcastle Jets), Elijah Just (Helsingor), Callum McCowatt (Helsingor), Ben Waine (Wellington Phoenix), Chris Wood* (Burnley)
Reserves: Alex Paulsen (GK, Wellington Phoenix), Sam Sutton (DF, Wellington Phoenix), Ben Old (MF, Wellington Phoenix), Matthew Garbett (FW, Falkenberg)
Romania are yet to name a squad
South Korea are yet to name a squad
Goalkeepers: Joaquin Blazquez (Talleres), Lautaro Morales (Lanus), Jeremias Ledesma* (Rosario Central)
Defenders: Hernan de la Fuente (Velez Sarsfield), Marcelo Herrera (San Lorenzo), Nehuen Perez (Atletico Madrid), Leonel Mosevich (Argentinos Juniors), Facundo Medina (Lens), Nazareno Colombo (Estudiantes), Claudio Bravo (Portland Timbers)
Midfielders: Francisco Ortega (Velez Sarsfield), Nicolas Capaldo (Red Bull Salzburg), Fausto Vera (Argentinos Juniors), Santiago Colombatto (Leon), Tomas Belmonte (Lanus), Martin Payero (Banfield), Lucas Robertone (Almeria), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta Utd)
Forwards: Carlos Valenzeula (Familicao), Pedro de la Vega (Lanus), Thiago Almada (Velez Sarsfield), Agustin Urzi (Banfield), Adolfo Gaich (Benevento), Ezequiel Ponce (Spartak Moscow), Lucas Alario* (Bayer Leverkusen)
Goalkeepers: Tom Glover (Melbourne City), Ashley Maynard-Brewer (Charlton)
Defenders: Nathaniel Atkinson (Melbourne City), Thomas Deng (Urawa Red Diamonds), Joel King (Sydney FC), Kyle Rowles (Central Coast Mariners), Harry Souttar (Stoke), Ruon Tongyik* (Central Coast Mariners)
Midfielders: Keanu Baccus (Western Sydney Wanderers), Denis Genreau (Macarthur FC), Riley McGree (Birmingham), Connor Metcalfe (Melbourne City), Dylan Pierias (Western Utd), Caleb Watts (Southampton)
Forwards: Daniel Arzani (AGF), Nicholas D’Agostino (Perth Glory), Mitchel Duke* (Western Sydney Wanderers), Reno Piscopo (Wellington Phoenix)
Reserves: Jordan Holmes (GK, Ebbsfleet), Cameron Devlin (MF, Wellington Phoenix), Ramy Najjarine (MF, Newcastle Jets), Lachlan Wales (Western Utd)
Egypt are yet to name a squad.
Spain have named a final squad but are yet to confirm which 18 of the 22 players will be in the main squad and which four will be on the reserves list.
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), Alvaro Fernandez (Huesca), Alejandro Dominguez (Las Palmas), Jon Moncayola (Osasuna),
Defenders: Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Oscar Mingueza (Barcelona), Oscar Gil (Espanyol), Juan Miranda (Real Betis), Marc Cucurella (Getafe), Jesus Vallejo (Granada), Pau Torres (Villarreal)
Midfielders: Pedri (Barcelona), Dani Ceballos* (Real Madrid), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Martin Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Mikel Merino* (Real Sociedad), Carlos Soler (Valencia)
Forwards: Javi Puado (Espanyol), Marco Asensio* (Real Madrid), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Bryan Gil (Sevilla)
Reigning champions Brazil did not name a reserve list in addition to their final 18-player squad.
Goalkeepers: Brenno (Gremio), Santos* (Athletico Paranaense)
Defenders: Nino (Fluminense), Gabriel (Arsenal), Guilherme Arana (Atletico Mineiro), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Dani Alves* (Sao Paulo), Diego Carlos* (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Gerson (Flamengo), Claudinho (Red Bull Bragantino)
Forwards: Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Matheus Cunha (Hertha), Antony (Ajax), Pedro (Flamengo), Malcom (Zenit St Petersburg)
Germany are yet to name a squad
Ivory Coast are yet to name a squad
Goalkeepers: Zaid Al-Bawardi (Al-Shabab), Mohammed Al-Rubaie (Al-Ahli), Amin Burkhari (Al-Ain)
Defenders: Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Ittihad), Abdulelah Al-Amri (Al-Nassr), Khalifah Al-Dawsari (Al-Qadsiah), Khalid Al-Dubaysh (Al-Shabab), Yasser Al-Shahrani* (Al-Hilal), Hamad Al-Yami (Al-Qadsiah), Abdullah Hassoun (Al-Ahli), Abdulbasit Hindi (Al-Ahli)
Midfielders: Turki Al-Ammar (Al-Shabab), Salem Al-Dawsari* (Al-Hilal), Salman Al-Faraj* (Al-Hilal), Khalid Al-Ghannam (Al-Nassr), Ali Al-Hassan (Al-Nassr), Ayman Al-Khulaif (Al-Wehda), Sami Al-Najei (Al-Nassr), Nasser Al-Omran (Al-Shabab), Mukhtar Ali (Al-Nassr), Abdulrahman Ghareeb (Al-Ahli), Ayman Yahya (Al-Nassr)
Forwards: Abdullah Al-Hamdan (Al-Shabab), Abdulrahman Al-Yami (Al-Ittihad)